blog updated + GB kit sneaks...

i have been debating about my facebook page a lot lately and the number of friends i have and decided to scale things back. it has been really difficult to keep up with family and close friends on my news feed that i decided to create a separate scrapbook page. this is something i really didn't want to do, like i need one more thing added to my list. if you by chance missed my statement about the new facebook page cliebelscraps and find yourself no longer friends w/ my personal facebook page, i apologize for the inconvenience and short notice. this has really been a difficult thing to do, "de-friending". my heart felt really bad doing this. please know that it is nothing personal what so ever. if you'd like to keep up with me other than through my scrapbook page, you can always follow me through instagram. thanks so much for understanding...

on a lighter note... thought i'd share a few sneak peek images of the lasted Gossamer Blue August kits...

main kit add-on...

and life page main kit...

these kits just keep getting better and better. it never fails, Lori packs the Gossamer Blue kits with wonderful products. you can see the rest of the sneaks from all the rest of the kits in the lookbook... and dude, the exclusive collections? YES YES and YES!! amazing stuff!!

enjoy the rest of your week, xo!


Gossamer Blue | etched metal bracelet...

hey everyone, it's been quiet around here, i know. i'm just thrilled to mark things off my to-do list so i can add more to it!

So, today's project is all about metal etching with Gossamer Blue Stamps. i've always wanted to try out this technique but never took the time to do so, until i found out i could make up my own solution using household products and a few things we'd never think about buying.

below are a few examples as to what i'm talking about... then you can read more about how i etched the design onto metal using Gossamer Blue's exclusive stamps (available in the main kit only) over on the GB blog today...


have a lovely day, xoxo!!

summer + arm accessory sneak...

a while back i shared a link on facebook, 1970's summer, which brought back a ton of childhood memories. i thought it would be fun for the kids to have a similar experience as we did growing up.

i love the concept and ideas and so far, we've accomplished a handful of them... i'm not sure if we could actually get number 4 done though. the amount of money it costs to see a movie is pretty hefty... really wish we had a drive-in theater though; that would be awesome! and believe it or not, i've allowed them to eat an awful lot of junk/candy. my gosh, the excitement on their faces when they ask if they can have more than one ice cream sandwich or eight cookies or a few packs of pez kids candy is so cute. not to mention they've quenched their thirst by drinking a full pitcher of pink lemonade in one day, insane!

i have not seen both of my babies since Saturday... Tyler's buddy Ace, slept over for two days and they couldn't bare to be apart, so Ty is hanging out w/ Ace and his family for two days. Corinne is also hangin' w/ her bestie for two days, celebrating her friends birthday. she even packed extra clothes just in case the opportunity came... hehe, love it! they come home today and i can not wait to see them and hear about all the fun they've had over the past few days.




and i've been spending ample time at my workbench creating some new arm accessories that i am really excited about. hope to have them listed in the shop over the next few days... by the end of the week for sure!


...enjoy your Monday!!

Gossamer Blue | enjoy the ride...

did you have a great 4th? it was pretty laid back, low key for us, but really nice. we didn't do too much this year. we enjoyed fireworks this year at a friends house, which was nice and the kids enjoyed themselves.

lately, i haven't been consistent w/ my fitness lately and it is showing. i have been slacking, mostly b/c of my upper right thigh causing me issues. i continue to work on making it feel better though. i decided to start up w/ some crossfit workouts. i'm really looking forward to something new and different. speaking of fitness, today's layout share is a selfie during one of my many bike rides last year... i used a mix of products from Gossamer Blue's add-ons and life pages kits.


the July papers and project life cards linear designs and geometric shapes are truly amazing... so, i mixed them all up onto one layout. a seemingly simple page that took forever to create... why is that? my cowgirl layout i did took all of 40 minutes and yet, go figure!





...xo!

new things | scrapbooking + scoutmob...

guten morgen and happy Sunday!

wanted to share a few new things happening this month... i'm a guest designer for Masterful Scrapbook Design and this months new ebook is all about Product Play! this was such a fun project to work on. i loved the assignments and details that went along with them. it really allowed me to broaden my creativity and keeping with my true style! Masterful Scrapbook is a wonderful place to become a member. you'll have access to loads of inspiration and ebooks each month. be sure to become a member and get your hands on the current Product Play ebook now available.


also, some wonderful news i've been eager to share for the past few months. Saturday, my little shop went live over at Scoutmob. it's a place where independent makers from around the world create and sell their goods. it's so surreal and so cool at the same time! at the moment, my CT2 shop is small, but i'm happy with it and look forward to offering more in the very near future. be sure to stop by and explore other the site, there is a 15% off your entire purchase until just before midnight, July 6th, use AMERICA15 code at checkout.


i will still continue to keep my etsy shop open, as it's the main home where i sell my jewelry. i do need to update it, which i'll have a few things listed later today and each day this week! i've had a few custom orders i needed to complete before the three day holiday!


hope you enjoy the rest of your day... xo!
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